Govt working on app to list blood donors in Tamil Nadu – ET HealthWorld

Chennai: The health department is working on an application to create a line list registry of regular blood donors at different geographical locations of the state, health minister Ma Subramanian said. On the international blood donors’ day, several hospitals, governments, and NGOs organised special blood donation camps, facilitated regular donors, conducted quizzes, and released pamphlets … Read more

Govt running away from discussion on price rise: Congress on conclusion of Parliament session ahead of schedule

The Congress on Thursday questioned the conclusion of the Budget Session of Parliament ahead of schedule, accusing the government of running away from a discussion on price rise and inflation demanded jointly by a combined opposition. Noting that the government had allocated time for a discussion on price rise during the meeting of the business … Read more

No leak of data from CoWin, says govt, adds feature to app – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: The health ministry on Friday clarified that no data has leaked from the CoWin portal and the entire data of residents is safe and secure on this digital platform. It also added two new features to the online platform that played a significant role in implementation of the countrywide Covid vaccination programme. Now … Read more

Karnataka HC takes State govt to task for allowing Congress to continue padayatra

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday took the State Government to task for allowing the Congress party to continue with its 10-day long padayatra to demand a new dam over the river Cauvery even as the Covid-19 cases are multiplying by the day. The Court was equally displeased with the Congress party’s actions in going … Read more

Govt indulging in petty politics by not remembering Indira Gandhi during Vijay Diwas celebrations: Congress

The Congress on Thursday accused the government of indulging in petty politics by not remembering former prime minister Indira Gandhi during the Vijay Diwas celebrations. Senior party leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said it was unfortunate that the government did not recognise the role played by Indira Gandhi in the … Read more

Govt sets up committee for determination of RoDTEP rates for exports from SEZs, EOUs

The government has constituted a committee for the determination of RoDTEP rates for exports from special economic zones (SEZs) and export-oriented units (EOUs), as these sectors were left out in the earlier exercise, according to the DGFT. The government in August announced the rates of tax refunds under the export promotion scheme RoDTEP for 8,555 … Read more

Govt indulging in doublespeak over ‘Made in India’ slogan: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the government of doublespeak over the ‘Made in India‘ slogan, which he dubbed as a mere ‘jumla‘ (rhetoric). His remarks came after Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla expressed concern over the growing trade deficit with China as India‘s trade with it grew by 49 percent in the first nine … Read more

Food grain output to touch new record of 308.65 million tons in 2020-21, says government

India’s foodgrain production is estimated to rise 3.74 per cent to a new record of 308.65 million tonnes in the crop year 2020-21, on the better output of rice, wheat and pulses amid good monsoon rains last year, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. The record output is projected in rice, wheat, maize, pulses, and … Read more

Kerala govt launches ‘COVID-19 death information portal’ – ET HealthWorld

Thiruvananthapuram, August 6 (ANI): Kerala government on Thursday launched the ‘COVID-19 death information portal’ in the state to maintain a proper record of the number of deaths due to the virus. While launching this portal, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said, “The state government has launched a new COVID-19 death information portal to know more … Read more

UCC: Not possible to lay down rigid time frame in the matter, Govt tells RS

The government on Thursday said in Rajya Sabha that it may not be possible to lay down any “rigid time frame” on the issue of implementing uniform civil code in the country in view of the sensitivity involved and need for an in-depth study. In a written response to a question on whether the government … Read more